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Bangladesh PM visits China

Dhaka, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, left for Beijing in a four-day official visit to China.

It is estimated that Hasina’s presence in China will contribute to elevating bilateral ties to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership through the signing of several memoranda of understanding and the announcement of new joint projects, according to the Dhaka government.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud explained that agreements are expected to be signed in the economic and banking sectors, trade and investment, digital economy, infrastructure development and assistance in disaster management. It is also possible to conclude agreements on the export of agricultural products from Bangladesh and exchange between its people.

The Prime Minister will also meet with President Xi Jinping and hold a delegation-level meeting with her counterpart Li Qiang. She will also hold talks with the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Jin Liqun, and will participate in a meeting on trade, business and investment opportunities between Bangladesh and China.

Mahmud pointed out that Bangladesh views the visit of the Prime Minister as a fundamental step to accelerate the country’s development, specified that China is Bangladesh’s main development partner, and stressed that bilateral cooperation is reflected in national emblematic works such as the Bangabandhu Tunnel and the Bangabandhu Convention Center.

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Yao Wen said that the visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to China will outline a new plan for practical cooperation in various fields and provide an opportunity for positions to be coordinated on regional and international affairs.